10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 138)

Peace. Jesus has it. Love. Jesus has it. Truth. Jesus has it. Joy. Jesus has it. Freedom. Jesus has it. Hope. Jesus has it. Power. Jesus has it. Healing. Jesus has it. Deliverance. Jesus has it. Everything. Jesus has it. Jesus has everything you need and more!

You will conquer the fear of the world when you give into the peace of the Lord. Let the Lord’s peace enter the core of your belief system. His peace will chase away fear and anxiety. Ask for peace and you will get it in Jesus’ name!

There is only one king and His name is Jesus. Everyone should bow at His name. Every problem, every trial should bow at His name. Don’t be intimidated by how stubborn your tribulations are. Stay in faith and you will see them bow down before the King. No one and nothing is stronger than the Lord.

The fruit of the Spirit is like a necklace you wear around your spiritual neck. Every bead is a powerful fruit. Your necklace is complete. The bead of love is the biggest bead. It always activates the necklace. Wear the necklace of the Lord with pride!

The Lord is the world that your world needs. Let Him become your world. Let Him define your world. Let Him transform your world. Let the Lord be your world!

Evacuate the worry zone. Don’t linger in the fear house. Escape from the stress cabin. Run to the house of the Lord. Dwell in His house. Inhabit the premises of His love. Reside in His presence.

God speaks in a language that defies hate speech. One word from God and darkness dissipates. One verse from God and the enemy flees. One song from God and fear and worry get confused. Speak the language of the Lord and your world will hear love, peace, joy, freedom and salvation!

The enemy’s lies try to bury the truth of the Lord but like a Phoenix coming ouf of the ashes, the truth will emerge. God’s truth is bigger than the enemy’s lies. Stick with the truth and the lies will flee!

Sometimes the best way to describe Jesus is through our lifestyles, our actions and our deeds. Words don’t need to be spoken. Actions need to be spoken. Our lifestyles and our love for others speak louder than words.

There are times when what you want is not what God has planned for you. Let Him decide. Let Him plan your life. God always knows best!

Suggested reading: Psalm 119:114; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 136)

Don’t worry about the rain. Don’t worry about the pain. Don’t worry about what’s vain. Don’t worry about the gain. Don’t worry about missing the train. Don’t worry about anything. Trust that God is with you in everything!

Monitor your feelings. Keep an eye on your emotions. Take the temperature of your temper. Gauge your spirit with the stick of the Holy Spirit. Renew your thoughts with the Word of God.

Let Jesus go viral in your mind, body, spirit and soul. Let Him be dominant in your thinking and reigning in your heart. Give Jesus the number one spot in your life that negativity has been claiming for years.

Don’t let what you see be bigger than what you don’t see. What you see is heightened by fear. What you don’t see is highlighted by faith. What you see is in the flesh and what you don’t see is perceived by your spirit. Your flesh is weak but remember that your spirit is willing.

The world will try to overwhelm you but you should let the Lord invade your world. Let Him mean the world to you and He will transform you so you can make an impact on your world every day.

Our thoughts should be noble and pure. Adding worry into the mix only generates trouble. Keep your thoughts positive by focusing on the King of positivity. Focus on Jesus.

Hold on to God’s promises and you will promise to give peace, love and joy to whoever needs them.

God is with you on this journey. He is the companion that never leaves your side. He walks with you, runs with you and slows down with you when you acknowledge Him on this path you are on. You are never alone!

Tomorrow is not guaranteed but God’s love is always a given. Stay in the present with God’s love as your guarantee. When hardships come, show the enemy that you have God’s warranty and He will fix your life at no cost!

There is a joy that surpasses all understanding. It comes from the same source as the peace that surpasses all understanding. God is the source. Stay plugged into Him and you will receive everything you need.

Suggested reading: Isaiah 26:3; Psalm 32:8; Hebrews 13:8

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 135)

10 NUGGETS OF WISDOM FOR YOUR SATURDAY (Part 135)

Don’t rent any space to negative thoughts in your mind. Evict them with the power of the Word of God. Don’t let them settle in your thinking space and don’t entertain them. The Word of God has the authority to keep you “negative thought-free!”

Lord, I’ll serve anywhere” is what our spirits should cry out. Wherever He leads us we should follow.

Just because a storm is not going to come to where you live doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pray against it. Pray against other people’s storms. Pray for protection. Pray for favor for other people.

“Worry is not from Me” says the Lord. Banish it. Don’t adhere to it. Don’t accept it. Don’t follow it. Don’t be friends with it. Worry is from the enemy. Faith is against the enemy.

Don’t outrun God. Have patience. Slow down. Catch up with God by slowing down your pace. You might be running a race you shouldn’t be running in the first place. Run with God. Walk with God. Slow down with God.

Don’t always talk from experience. Talk from the Lord’s experience. Talk from what He went through on the cross, talk from His resurrection and His salvation. His salvation is your experience today and every day!

Peace is a fruit that grows on trees of serenity in fields of calmness. God is massive producer of peace. Go to Him when you need a harvest of tranquility.

Lift up your hands and praise the Lord. Lift up your hands and hail the King. Lift up your hands and sing to God. Lift up your hands and adore the Lord. Lift up your hands on a good day. Lift up your hands on a bad day. Lift up your hands and praise the Lord every day!

In the worst situations, God is still the best. He is the One with all the solutions. He is the One with all the answers. He is the One with all the victories. He is the One with all the freedom. In the worst situations, God is still God. Don’t give up. He is on your side!

God loves you more than you will ever know. God loves you and He will always bless you. God loves you and He always will. God loves you when no one else does. God loves you and He will always protect you. God loves you and His love for you will never go away. Remember every day that God loves you and your circumstances can never change His love for you!

Suggested reading: Jeremiah 31:3; Romans 5:8; 1 John 4:16

Walking on water with God

My prayer the other day was about walking on water. I asked the Lord to help me walk on water. It might sound strange but my request had a deeper meaning than what it sounds like. I didn’t ask to be able to perform a miracle and physically walk on the sea. These past few weeks have been busy, hectic and chaotic at work. It feels like we have been walking on troubled waters and drowning is not far away. We have been in need of boats, buoys and boards that can keep us afloat. I want to go beyond those floating devices and walk on water. I want to be like Peter, come down from the boat and walk on water as Jesus is looking at me extending His hand. I want to have the faith that keeps me walking even when the seas are rocky. The tribulations and trials of life often create situations where we are losing it and we are drowning. We hit rock bottom faster than a wreck in the ocean. I refuse to hit the bottom of this pit that is trying to engulf us and keep us down. I will rise and I will walk with the Lord. No matter what the oceans have in store for me, the Lord can give me peace and serenity. Friend, I am inviting you to walk on water. Take a step forward and walk on your troubles. Don’t run for shelter. The Lord is holding your hand and He is the refuge that is right beside you. Does walking on water seem impossible? I am sure it does but the One who can walk on water can bring you along and He can give you the peace and the strength to walk with Him. Don’t look down at the waters. Look to your side. Jesus is there with you!

 

Jesus walking on the water is described as one of His biggest miracles. Have you tried walking on water? How easy was that? It is not. Walking on water implies putting your foot on a surface that is not solid. It means defying the laws of nature and doing something that is scientifically impossible. Jesus walked on water like it was no big deal. His faith is exemplary. He walked on water. He calmed the storm. He shows us that there is nothing to worry about. I am a lot like Peter. I want to walk in faith in difficult situations. I want to walk and be strong in my faith but then the winds pick up and I lose sight of Jesus. I can’t be focusing on the intensity of the wind. The wind will blow. The wind will make everything look scary and dreadful but Jesus is stable and He can still walk through the most dangerous and impossible situations. Peter couldn’t walk on water when his focus was on the natural more than on Jesus. If we want to have a strong faith, we need to have a strong gaze. We need to stare at Jesus and not let go. The wind will try to scare us but God can reverse the wind and make it blow in another direction. When you keep your eyes on Jesus, nothing seems impossible. Today what you might need is to keep your eyes on Jesus. Look at how He can make you walk on water. The most unusual things can happen. The most incredible things can happen. The most liberating things can happen. As you gaze at Jesus, unusual, incredible and liberating things will happen.

 

If you are in deep waters today, remember that the Lord can get you out of the water and make you walk over it. Whatever is causing you to drown today is not going to win over you. Show the deep waters that your God is bigger and higher than the waters. You are about to ride the waves. The sharks in the water won’t bite you. The depth of the water won’t be a threat to you because you are going to be on top. God is going to show you that you can be on top of what is bothering you the most. It is going to be at your feet. Your burdens are not going to get the best of you. You are going to walk all over the negativity that was going to make you lose control. Stay strong. Keep your hopes up. Stay focused on Jesus. You are going to walk on water with God. When it happens you will be overwhelmingly at peace. You are going to have joy in your heart and fear and worry won’t be part of your daily routine. I pray that you get to walk on water with God every day. I pray that fear has no hold on you and that you can be strong in all situations life throws at you. Enjoy the walk and above all enjoy the One who is walking with you!

Suggested reading: Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; Hebrews 11:1

Pray for miracles

There are so many things to pray about and what we ask God is usually in alignment with what we are able to believe. I have been working on increasing the size of my capacity to receive from God. This means that I need to make my faith bigger. When I read the Word I can’t ignore all the miracles that the Lord performed. They are all over the Bible and they are a big part of the Bible. I wouldn’t say that miracles should necessarily be the focus of our connection and our relationship with God but if we are to trust God and believe Him for who He is, we can’t put miracles on a shelf and not believe in them. God is love and because of His love for us, He performs miracles and wonders. Miracles can still happen today. We just don’t hear about them enough so our faith in them is a bit limited. Church has been a lot more about self-improvement than about miracles in my humble opinion. God is the God who makes you feel better and who makes your life better. He does that for sure but He can do it in a major way. There can still be events that change your life to the point where you know they are divine interventions. Events that cannot have been caused by men but that come directly from God. Miracles are waiting to happen. They are waiting for people like you and me that know and trust that the Lord still performs miracles today. The God we praise is the God of miracles. Add that to your beliefs. Add that to what you proclaim every day. Sing it. Believe it and lift up the God of miracles. Increase your faith bucket and expect God to fill it up with blessings that will blow your mind! Study the miracles in His Word and develop a spirit of expectancy for the signs and wonders that the Lord wants you to experience on a regular basis.

 

Pray for miracles. Show the Lord that you know they can happen and you know it is His will to bless you with miracles. Have prayer lists and pray for miracles for people in your life. Pray for miracles for your town, your community, your country and for the world. I always feel a little funny when I hear people praying for their country and not mentioning the rest of the world. There is a form of nationalism that expresses real exclusion and self-righteousness at the same time. When we think that our country is superior to other countries and we keep asking God to bless it, it doesn’t sound very Christian-like to me. Praying for our country is extremely important but it should be part of a prayer that also covers the rest of the world. Miracles can take place anywhere in the world and it is our prayers that make things happen. Imagine if we formed a coalition of believers who prayed for the world. We would see God’s hands around the world. I am sure that many people do pray for the world. I just feel like we need more prayer warriors to not only pray for the world for peace and salvation but also for miracles. There isn’t anyone who couldn’t benefit from God’s miracles. There are times when miracles help people believe. It is not their main purpose but God’s ability to do the impossible is a sign and wonder that catches people’s attention at times. It also gives a boost of confidence and faith to believers. Do we need to see miracles today? I would say yes because we need to know God for who He is and understand the magnitude of His greatness a bit more. We are not maximizing our knowledge of God. At least that is my sentiment. Jesus revealed His glory through His signs and wonders and His disciples believed Him.

 

Nothing is too hard for our God. He said it in the Old Testament. He said it in the New Testament and He demonstrated it through the ages. Time has not removed God’s power and God’s desire to bless His people with the extraordinary. When you pray for miracles, you pray according to God’s will. Ask Him to bless someone with a miracle in an area where they are struggling.  Let God choose how He is going to do it but hand Him your faith for miracles and He will do great things. Everything is possible for the one who believes. Our faith activates God’s hand. The goal is to build up our faith so we can expect great things. Our faith can limit God or it can give Him free reign to do the impossible in our lives. With faith we can talk to our mountains and tell them to go throw themselves into the ocean. Think about your biggest mountain, your biggest problem and be aware that with God’s power in action in your life, that big problem can disappear. Your faith can push miracles into your life that will make room for the supernatural and get rid of the enemy’s negativity in the natural. Pray for those types of miracles for others and for yourself as well. Try this. Think of things that you deem impossible and expand your faith for them. Find scriptures that back up your faith for what you want to see take place. Declare every day that God can do it and thank Him for it. Be relentless with it and keep feeding your spirit words from the Lord. Pray for miracles so the world can be impacted by God’s love and your world can be turned upside down for all the right reasons. Pray for miracles today!

Suggested reading: Jeremiah 32:27; Matthew 21:21; John 2:11

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 133)

The noise in your head can make you think that God’s silence represents defeat. God is not silent. You can make Him loud by speaking His Word over your life. Give a voice to faith and you will silence fear.

God will give you what will feel like a century of blessings for all the years the enemy has taken from you. Hold on to hope!

The Lord is reminding you in His Word that nothing is too hard for Him. Changing your circumstances is not too hard for Him. Parting the seas is not too hard for Him. Changing your water into wine is not too hard for you. Making you joyful again is not too hard for Him. Nothing is too hard for the Lord!

Don’t let the day get to you. Let the Lord get you through the day. He will make a way throughout the day. Put your day in His hands and He will hand you a good day.

Use the Word of God as a crutch. Use it even when you feel you can stand on your own two feet. Rely on it to cross dangerous roads. Rely on it when you walk in fields of peace. Walk the walk with God’s Word.

You might be going through hell on your way to Heaven but remember Jesus conquered hell so Heaven is your secure destination.

When everything spins out of control, give God all the control. Take a deep breath, close your eyes and thank Jesus for being in control!

Just because you don’t like what you are hearing doesn’t mean it is not from God. Discernment is important!

You will stand firm. With God you will stand firm forever. The ground you walk on will crumble but you won’t fall. The quicksand of the enemy will not stall you. God will make you path straight and you will walk with confidence.

A surrendered heart is worth a thousand prayers spoken from an empty spirit. Give you heart to the Lord. Let Him inhabit your spirit and put His love in your heart and in your soul. Surrender to the love that never fails.

Suggested reading: Psalm 15:5; Psalm 51:10; Hebrews 4:12

How are you treating the day?

A friend recently asked me, “How are you treating the day?” instead of “How is the day treating you?” I loved it! It truly is about how we treat the day and not so much about how the day is treating us. Our reaction to the day is more important than what happens during the day. To put it in Christian terms we could ask, “How much of the Lord in you are you relying on to deal with the day?” Are we aware of the presence of the Lord throughout the day and react to life with Him in mind? My mind likes to venture to many places that try to distance me from the Lord. I have to bring my focus back to Him at times but I need to say that the more I soak in His presence, the harder it is for me to ignore Him.  I have decided not to let my day dictate how I am going to react to life. Jesus in me is dictating how I am reacting. He helps me flex my muscles of faith and face anything that comes my way. I can go “What in the world is happening?” or I can say “The Lord in me is bigger than the world.” Friend, how are you treating the day today? How are you reacting to it? Who are you giving power to over your day? Treat your day with zeal and passion for Jesus. Treat your day with hope and faith. Treat your day with the assurance that the Lord is in control and you have nothing to worry about. Treat the day with Jesus every day!

 

When I treat the day like an enemy, I am always on the lookout for something bad to happen. I can’t relax and I can’t enjoy the day. This is when I wonder what else is going to happen today. Today is the day the Lord has created so there will be some good in the day. If your mind is filled with hope and faith, you will declare that the day is an amazing day. You have the ability to see all the goodness of God during the day. The day is not the enemy. It is an ally. It is on your side when the Lord is your Savior. Bad things can happen. Bad things will happen but when you focus on the One who created the day, you are able to go to a place where the bad things don’t faze you and you can enjoy the day. If your mind is cluttered with doubt, concerns and fears, take back the day. Grab ahold of the truth and erase all the negative thoughts. Delete them one by one by treating the day with boldness. Boldly denounce the bad thought and the lies. Proclaim the truth of the gospel. Treat your day with hope. Don’t succumb to the negative pipeline the enemy is trying to get into your head. That pipeline of lies can seem endless. It is not the truth. The Lord can put an end to it. Simply put the day into His hands. Offer Him all the thoughts and doubts. Reject them. Abandon them and attach yourself to the positivity you can find in the Word of God. It is your attitude that will determine your altitude. Are you going to fly high with hope or are you going to fly low in the valley of doubt?

 

Does the day seem overwhelming to you? Does it generate too much stress? If it does, it means that you are giving it too much power. You are letting the day suppress the peace within. It’s time you suppressed the stress with the peace within. It is bigger than the chaos of the world. Why and how? Because greater is the Lord in you than the devil that is in this world and the confession of your faith will win against the world. It is your constant testimony of faith that can change the day. When faith is pressed against the difficulties of the day, faith wins. As long as it is maintained, it will always win. Treat the day as a series of events that can be under submission to the Lord. No matter how menacing those events can be, they are not greater and not better than the Lord. Your day is going to be great. You are going to accomplish a lot and you are going to have the Lord with you all day. That is the reason why it is going to be a great day. When trial arises, let the Lord in you rise. Give Him control over the day through prayer and thanksgiving. Treat the day as a series of opportunities for the Lord to show His goodness and His kindness. Treat the day as a series of opportunities for you to show love and kindness to others. Treat the day as a clean slate where the Lord can write a beautiful story where He is the main character and you are enjoying life with Him!

Suggested reading: Psalm 115:11; John 14:20; 2 Corinthians 13:14

God will restore your life

I am learning more and more that God is a God of restoration. He restores what was broken. He restores what was damaged. He restores our hearts and our minds. I love the word restoration. It defines the act of returning something to a former owner, place or condition. With God, restoration also means improving something or someone and leaving them in a better condition. Joel in the Bible experienced some major restoration. It is described in Joel 2:25-26; “I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.” The years that were taken from Joel were given back to him. Have you had a similar experience where years were taken from you? I think we all have. Moments, seasons and periods that were stolen by the enemy can be given back to us. God is an expert at restoring anything. Think about what He did with Jesus. He restored life through Him. He took life and gave it a new lease and improved conditions. Whoever believes in Jesus can have eternal life and an abundant life. God restored the fortunes of Job. God gave double portions to Isaiah. God restores peace to those who ask Him. God restores lives to those who trust in His Son. There are many examples of God’s restorations. He builds people up. He mends their lives. He makes their hearts stronger. He touches the soul and He strengthens the mind. Today I want to encourage you to ask God for restoration. What the enemy has taken from you is not gone forever. God will replace it with better. God will give you a double portion. God will restore your life. Your current circumstances are not the end of the story. Restoration is on the way!

 

David declared “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit” in Psalm 51:22. David had committed adultery and he was asking for forgiveness. He felt no joy and he was ashamed. He had lost the light of joy and was living in a dark place. Joy is something that many people have lost this year. It has been taken away and for some people it doesn’t exist anymore. It is a tactic of the enemy to make us believe that our good days are behind us and nothing good is coming our way. Joy is a strength and with it being gone, many people are left powerless and starving for more. The joy of the Lord’s salvation is a permanent structure in the house of the Lord. His joy is a wallpaper that can’t be removed. Our minds and our reactions to life tend to peel that wallpaper. It is still there but our perception of it gets skewed. God can paint the walls of your temple with the colors of joy and make it look beautiful and fresh again. You and I are the temples of the Holy Spirit and we ought to maintain His temple. Eating healthy and exercising are important but our temple is also a spiritual place and it needs fresh coats of spiritual paint or refills of spiritual power if you will. Love, peace, joy, patience ought be refilled. When they are broken or they are highly damaged, we need to call on the Lord for restoration. God is able and willing to put the restoration in motion. How does God restore? What is our part in the restoration?

 

God can do anything and a restoration is just one of the many things He does. There is a process and every situation is different but there is also one constant; Jesus the Son of God is our gateway to restoration. He is the way and the life. If you are looking for restoration today, look to Jesus. Don’t go trying things that will only give you temporary restoration and satisfaction. Jesus is the real deal. Jesus is the solution and the restoration. Once I devoted myself to Him, His restoration took effect in my life. To get the process going, we should let God be in charge of the restoration process and we need to trust that He has a master plan. Jesus being the gateway to the Father is a crucial truth to remember. Honor Him. Thank Him for salvation. Include Him in your prayers. Ask God to restore your life in the name of Jesus. I am not talking about salvation here. I am talking about getting back what you have lost. Sometimes it’s hard to even identify what we have lost but a prayer for restoration will help. God will take care of every aspect of the restoration. Ask Him. Trust Him. Expect Him to replace what is gone. He is going to do an amazing job and your life will be restored. Before you know it, you will be singing and thanking God for the joy that is back, the peace that is vibrant in you and the love that you will feel again. Anything the devil stole, God can restore. Call on Him. Restoration is on its way in the name of Jesus!

Suggested reading: Job 42;10; 1 Peter 5:10; 1 John 5:4

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 132)

Let God light your world with His Word. His Word is a lamp into your feet. It will show you the way to peace even when you are walking in the valley of the shadow of death.

Don’t hesitate to ask God for help. He will send you angels in disguise and He will send you instructions and solutions through the Holy Spirit.

God’s love leaves an indelible spot on your heart. You can try to erase it but it will never go away. Don’t try to be spotless when it comes to God’s love.

God’s open doors are waiting for you to step inside houses of miracles. Step in with faith and make yourself comfortable in the places the Lord has prepared for you!

Focus on the wonders of Jesus. He is a wonderful Lord who will never let you wonder if He is going to love you because His love is always a wonder that never changes!

The Lord is a lighthouse. You can always see Him in the storm. Keep looking at Him. He will guide you through the rockiest storms and He will get you ashore safely. He is the lighthouse that lights the world!

Don’t let the voices of the opposition oppose the Word of God in you. Quiet the voices by being loud. Be loud with hope. Be loud with the Lord’s promises. Be loud in your faith.

God has an update for you regarding your current circumstances and it’s all good news. His update is about the blessings that are coming. They are going to change your tough situation. Read about the update in His Word. It’s all there!

Don’t give up! Better days are coming. Stay in faith. Stay with God. You have been walking in the desert but you are about to find the promised land. It’s closer than you think. Keep walking. You are heading in the right direction!

Love without boundaries. Love without judging. Love without fear. Love without doubt. Love without restrictions. Love without conditions. Love without reservation. Love without manipulation. Love with God’s love. Love your neighbor as yourself!

Suggested reading: Nehemiah 8:10; Matthew 22:39; 2 Thessalonians 3:3

You were not given a spirit of fear

As a kid the books of Timothy were a great inspiration. They allowed me to grow and to see my place in the Body of Christ. As a child you are often considered less important just because you have less experience. Now, many of us are still children when it comes to the things of the Lord. We are all on a path. We are all learning and we all need encouragement. As an adult now I still find the books of Timothy to be stimulating and invigorating. I love how Paul counsels Timothy and gives him pointers as to what he should be doing on his walk with the Lord. One of the most popular verses from the books of Timothy is the one that says that God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power, of love and a sound mind. I have studied that definition of our spirit. This definition shows us how God sees our spirits. That is His reality. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, our spirits are renewed. They are not fearful and they are not shy. Now, our minds are not renewed so they can make us believe that we don’t have a strong spirit. We hold on to our old ways and patterns and sometimes we never learn what our spirits are like. There is a need for revelation and faith. Today I want to remind you that you were not given a spirit of fear. God gave you a powerful spirit. Focus on the giver and not as much on what is given and you will discover that the Lord did something amazing by giving you a strong spirit. He is the source of that power in your spirit. You can’t dissociate Him from this new birth and this new you. The new you in Christ is the person God wants you to be and He has not clothed you in fear. God’s power is in your spirit.

It is important to remember that Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit. His Spirit is mighty and kind. The Holy Spirit in you is the most powerful spirit that exists. He dwells in you and He joins forces with your spirit. It is up to you to yield to the Holy Spirit or to have your own way. The Spirit of the Lord will never barge in and try to take control. You have to submit to Him and give your spirit a push so he is open to the Holy Spirit. There is a union with the Holy Spirit that needs to take place. How do you allow that union to shape up in your life? Like I said submission is key. Your spirit longs for spiritual stimuli and will try to find a spiritual path. People have given their spirits permission to explore the spiritual world but the venues and the contexts are not always pure and good. Your spirit wants to grow and to get stronger. When you receive the Spirit of God, you have access to a spiritual path that can take you very far. Love is the language of the Holy Spirit and you can learn it, adopt it and share it. Speak the language of the Holy Spirit and you will get more and more filled with Him. Let His beautiful traits grow in your spirit. Recognize that the Lord almighty is good and generous and He wants you to receive spiritual blessings from Him. Get on the road to your spiritual awakening by spending time in the Spirit. Bible reading, prayer, gratitude and openness will take you there. The more time you spend with the Lord, the more boldness you will get. God’s Spirit is humble and meek but He is not shy and He doesn’t get intimidated.

I used to love meekness and humility. I still do but I know that I need to step away from them when I fight the fight of faith. It doesn’t mean that they go away. It just means that God’s boldness needs to be my focus when I am in the trenches of faith. There is a battle going on every day. A battle to stay in faith and to keep walking with God. Thank God for the Holy Spirit. He has the power we need for us to walk in victory and to keep fighting the battle. I am a believer in positive affirmations and declarations. I have said to myself that my spirit finds its strength in the Lord. I thank Jesus all the time for the Holy Spirit. I declare that God is my source of peace, love, power and sound mind. I also declare that I was not given a spirit of fear. My faith is in the Lord and His Spirit upholds me. Friend, you were not given a spirit of fear. Fear is from the enemy. Rebuke when it comes. Reject fear. Let the Spirit of God rise up and give your spirit a chance to embrace the Spirit of our loving God. I have sung my way back to hope and faith before. A few songs of praise go a long way. Hang on to the truth. The truth is that God gives power. From Him come rivers of hope and faith. His peace is unparalleled and it can remove all fear. Don’t let the spirit of fear overwhelm you. It has no right to be in you or to influence you. Greater is the Lord who is in you than the enemy that is in this world and fear is part of the enemy’s clan so it is not welcome. Thank the Lord that you have a spirit of power, of love and a sound mind in the name of Jesus!

Suggested reading: 2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 8:15; 1 John 4:18